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MULTI-TOUCH PIONEER STANTUM OPENS U.S. OFFICE

BERKELEY, CA, Sept. 2, 2009 -- Stantum (www.stantum.com), the Bordeaux, France-based pioneering multi-touch technology provider, announced today it has opened its first office in North America. Located in Berkeley, Calif. (about 10 miles east of San Francisco and 45 minutes from Silicon Valley), Stantum's U.S. office will enable the company to build new partnerships with North American OEMs and touch-panel, display and silicon vendors, as well as offer greater commercial and technical support.

"North America is a vitally important part of Stantum's global business goals because it is a major market for developing gaming consoles, PCs, smartphones, car navigation systems, touch panels and displays," said Robert Pelissier, Stantum's vice president, sales & business development.

Since 2005, Stantum's successful deployment of multi-touch technology in professional audio products has established its high robustness, reliability, and solid intellectual property foundations. The company now brings highly integrated and production-ready solutions to the market by having its multi-touch technology licensed to leading semiconductor companies.

"Stantum's multi-touch technology will be deployed in high-volume consumer products by 2010," Pelissier added. "Throughout the world, many device manufacturers and their vendors are currently evaluating Stantum patented multi-touch technology for integration into their newest offerings. The time is now ripe for establishing a presence in North America."

Heading Stantum's new U.S. office is Francois Jeanneau, director of sales & business development, North America. With more than 15 years of technology and international experience, Jeanneau brings a variety of sales, marketing and business development skills to Stantum. Most recently, he was director of sales for the Americas at UPEK, Inc., where he helped establish the company's leadership position in the PC market for trusted fingerprint biometric solutions. He has also held key marketing and management positions at such companies as STMicroelectronics and PeopleSoft. Jeanneau holds an engineering degree from ICAM France and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

"Because of its unmatched advantages, Stantum's unique multi-touch technology promises to be a leading standard for mobile phones, mobile Internet devices, game consoles and laptop computers," said Jeanneau. "I am very excited to be bringing Stantum technology to the North American market."

Stantum's technology portfolio offers true multi-touch interfaces that let users simultaneously move an unlimited number of fingers, fingernails or utensils such as styli on a screen. Fitting any form-factor, it enables integrators to design extremely innovative multi-touch interfaces for their own products, thus simplifying the development process and considerably shortening a product's time-to-market.

More information is available at www.stantum.com or by email (f.jeanneau@stantum.com).

About Stantum

Stantum has been the pioneering company in multi-touch display technology since 2002, and in 2005 was the first company to market commercial products using a truly reliable multi-touch user interface. Today, Stantum's patented and breakthrough multi-touch technology portfolio is available under license of IP bricks (IP core, firmware and software) and associated engineering and design services.

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